non-marring coat rack design

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    Brian A
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    I’ve been trying to come up with a design for a coat rack that holds shoulder-shaped hangers (immobile) instead of pegs, so you don’t need a coat hanger but can hang a coat without stretching the collar out. Has anyone seen anything like that anywhere?

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    #555009

    Larry Geib
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    Try googling “valet stand”

    #555065

    Brian A
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    [quote quote=555009]Try googling “valet stand”[/quote]

    That’s the ticket. Though they seem to have only one coat holder, possibly for aesthetics or to prevent instability. The design does seem like it could be extended to add more hangers by stepping upward and offsetting them horizontally, but then it starts to get bulky, especially when in use. I guess these traditional designs remained unchanged for a reason.

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    #555068

    Larry Geib
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    The traditional design depended on a valet to get the right coat for the day on the stand for the gentleman.

    #555070

    Brian A
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    [quote quote=555068]The traditional design depended on a valet to get the right coat for the day on the stand for the gentleman.[/quote]

    My valet seems to have taken an extended vacation.

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    #555071

    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Could life become any more ghastly?

    /Sven-Olof

    (Link has a chapter on making a valet’s stand)

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Cambridge, MA

    #555075

    Brian A
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    (Link has a chapter on making a valet’s stand)

    More ghastly is hard to imagine, more ghostly, yes. Life can be hard, but I will press on, mostly by folding my coats over the back of a chair until such time as a more civilized option can be imagined.

    (also, I did not find the design of which you speak, through no fault of yours, solely my own. I did find a website with enticing photos of perfectly dimensioned walnut and an offer allowing me to purchase an important book. It also came with some associated subroutines that my browser warned me are unsafe. The internet…can’t live with it, can’t kill it.)

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    #555076

    Jim Thornton
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    [quote quote=555075](Link has a chapter on making a valet’s stand)

    More ghastly is hard to imagine, more ghostly, yes. Life can be hard, but I will press on, mostly by folding my coats over the back of a chair until such time as a more civilized option can be imagined.

    (also, I did not find the design of which you speak, through no fault of yours, solely my own. I did find a website with enticing photos of perfectly dimensioned walnut and an offer allowing me to purchase an important book. It also came with some associated subroutines that my browser warned me are unsafe. The internet…can’t live with it, can’t kill it.)[/quote]

    “Unplugged” looks like a really nice book. As soon as I get through my Mike Pekovich and Jim Tolpin books, and re-read my 3 James Krenov books that I’ve had for years, and ….oh yeah …..finish reading all of Paul’s blog I think I’ll order it.

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